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the insight that lies at the foundation of america's own economy. >> reporter: it's the u.s. economy that president obama wants seen as his main focus. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at the united nations in new york. >>> new poll numbers show trouble for mitt romney in key battleground states. the washington post poll finds president obama leading romney by 8 points in ohio, that's among likely voters. in another swing state, florida, romney is only trailing by four points among likely voters but there is a nine point gap among all registered voters. in both states the president has a double digit advantage among women. in florida 53% of men back romney. >>> now here's a look at some other news making news early in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene. the teams were togsed around like rag dolls as they paddled towards the starting point. the ocean was littered with at least ten capsized canoes before the race officially started. >>> in south dakota, close to a thousand bison created quite a rumble during the 47th annual buffalo roundup. thousands of spectat
the case he'll do a better job with the economy but in all three states the polls shows president obama leading on that issue. >> the path i offer is harder but to a better place. i'm asking you to choose that future. >> reporter: romney does lead in one category, voters in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. and both candidates will be appearing in the cleveland and toledo area today and romney will also be making a stop near columbus. >> it's on. thanks. two powerful bombs exploded in the syrian capital of damascus this morning. the explosion he did to at any timed minutes apart followed by gunfire. the attack was blamed on terrorists. damascus has been rocked by a series of bombings in recent months as the uprising against president bashir al assad's okay late. >> egypt's president is scheduled to address the u.n. general assembly. on tuesday president obama addressed the general assembly. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: the president told world leaders that the slain u.s. ambassador to libya
the economy? >> no! >> his plan is to continue what he has done before. the status quo has not worked. >> romney attacking someone on taxes? that's like me attacking someone for being fashion nat in politics. >> reporter: romney is at a two-day bus tour with his running mate. >> after four years of getting the run-around, america needs a turn-around. >> reporter: it's a tough state to make a pitch for 12 million more jobs. ohio's unemployment rate is lower than the national average. in ohio and seven other states today, the president releases another add slamming romney for dismissing the 47% of americans who don't pay taxes. romney's new add today will focus on struggling american families. and he will likely run into some of those families in florida where another "washington post" poll says the president now has a four-point edge. lynn. >> tracie potts in washington, thank you. >>> here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in hawaii powerful waves created an incredible scene at the beginning of a paddle boat race. the teams were tossed around like rag doll
and concisely explain how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i really believe in the policies that we're providing, that we're pursuing. at the end of the day, i'm going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: the post debate rally is already in planning. romney and ryan will be in virginia. the president is staying in co-co. veronica? >> tracie, thank you. >>> nato forces in afghanistan say three international service members and their translator were killed in a suicide bombing in the eastern part of the country this morning. the attack comes on a grim milestone of the war in afghanistan on sunday with the death of the 2000th u.s. service member. relations between international forces and their afghan partners have been pushed to the breaking point by a surge of insider attacks by afghan allies. >>> on this first monday in october the u.s. supreme court begins its new term today. the justices are expec
renewed the central bank's pledge to keep record low interest rates to spur the economy even after if regains momentum. >>> analysts say winter holiday shopping will rise 4.1% this year. that's slightly lower than predictions for the past two years. >>> jpmorgan chase is the first target of the justice department investigation into the financial crisis. a civil lawsuit alleges bear stearns, bought by jpmorgan in a fire sale, carried out billions of dollars in mortgage-backed securities fraud. >>> american express has agreed to pay $112.5 million to settle federal charges of illegal late fees. >>> the multi-billion dollar fraud carried out by bernard madoff began as far back as the early 1970s. this is according to a rewritten indictment bringing new charges against four long-time madoff employees. >>> a trader joe's peanut butter recall linked to cases of salmonella has now spread to nut butter recalls at multiple national chains including whole foods, target and stop & shop. >>> honda is recalling 600,000 accords that may have a faulty power steering hose that can leak fluid and c
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